Additionally, he has served as chairman of Topcon Europe Positioning Business since 2005. He is a director of Topcon America Corporation and Topcon Europe BV.
From its headquarters in Livermore, California, Topcon Positioning Systems manages more than 30 operations located in 15 countries on five continents, with a workforce of more than 2,000 people engaged in the design, manufacturing and distribution of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. TPS is driven to help meet the global demand for new and improved infrastructure and sustainable agriculture through the increased adoption of job site and farm automation systems.
O’Connor, who has been with Topcon since 1993, has received multiple business and academic honors as a result of his leadership in the positioning and geospatial industries.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.